The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest
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The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest
Eighty-five years after George Mallory s final attempt to summit Mount Everest, The Wildest Dream explores Mallory s obsession with becoming the first person to reach the highest place on Earth. Told through the explorer s poignant and evocative letters to his wife, Ruth, previously unseen photos and film archive from 1924 (restored from the original nitrate especially for the film), dramatization and a modern-day expedition retracing the original route taken in 1924, Mallory s incredible adventure lives again. The expedition was led by renowned mountaineer Conrad Anker, whose life became… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 76%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"An unabashedly romanticized docudrama."
‑ Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly
"It's all a bit hokey, though the mountaineering footage is often spectacular."
‑ Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
"The layers of narrative prove too diffuse, and there is not a good enough arc to hold a cinema audience for the duration."
‑ Mike Edwards, What Culture
"This hybrid movie combines scenic cinematography, documentary and two very different dramatic recreations of a historical event to tell a fascinating story."
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"The photography is suitably spectacular and there's a starry voice cast..."
‑ Adam Smith, Radio Times
"In tandem with this bang-up adventure runs Mallory's fascinating life story."
‑ Andrea Gronvall, Chicago Reader
"You may not believe it's possible to bore people to death with a film about risking your life, but The Wildest Dream comes shockingly close."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"For lovers of the greatest of outdoors, The Wildest Dream is a worthy excursion, especially on the big IMAX screen."
‑ Elias Savada, Film Threat
"With the exception of some TV-duff recreations and CSI-style razzle-dazzle it is fascinating."
‑ Cath Clarke, Guardian
"Respectable but often dry and dull."
‑ Josh Bell, Las Vegas Weekly
"Anker's story is remarkable."
‑ Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"The movie excels not in the plentiful shots of Everest's majesty, but in its nuanced depiction of Mallory through interviews, archival footage and letters."
‑ Stephanie Merry, Washington Post
"It will haunt you for days. And inspire you forever."
‑ Graham Young, Birmingham Post
"You'll be sweaty-palmed and mildly nauseous -- in the very best way."
‑ Emma Dibdin, Total Film
"The Wildest Dream is an often gripping account of the men who dare to climb toward heaven, and sometimes pay the ultimate price."
‑ Christopher Lloyd, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
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